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Backbending or Front Opening?

  • The Shala of Pittsburgh Ashtanga Yoga 4319 Butler St Pittsburgh, PA, 15201 United States (map)

with Laura Gorham-Huon

Why are backbends so challenging? Are you not even close? Are you almost there? What is preventing your backbends from deepening (Fear? Tight shoulders? Tight hip flexors? Low back pain? etc.) What other backbends are there besides "Wheel"? 
Backbends awaken and stimulate our nervous system. Come learn about what is truly involved in Backbending, or, rather, Front Opening! Learn how both alone and with friends or partners you can open up into the world of deep backbends, and gain a stronger understanding of the spiritual and mental growth that backbends nourish.
We will discuss and explore the many backbends in the yoga practice, then get physical and wake up the front and back of our bodies as we gain insight to our personal strengths and weaknesses (and thus where we need to apply more concentration and work!) in backbends.

Pre-Register:  $30

Walk-In:  $35

Limited to 15 Registrants.

******Workshop is non-refundable without 48 hour prior cancellation notice******
Photo Courtesy of Carmon Rinehart Photography